[ ob-tuhnd ]
/ ɒbˈtʌnd /
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Origin of obtund
1350–1400; Middle English <Latin obtundere
to beat at, equivalent to ob-ob-
OTHER WORDS FROM obtundob·tund·ent, adjectiveob·tun·di·ty, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for obtund
In men of genius the moral sense is sometimes obtunded, if not altogether absent.
But one phase of it seemed to reach his obtunded consciousness, for this made a direct inroad upon his bank account.
Madeira did not seem to be unconscious, but his senses were obtunded, and it was some minutes before he could sit up.
(tr) rare to deaden or dull
Derived forms of obtundobtundent, adjective, noun
Word Origin for obtund
C14: from Latin obtundere to beat against, from ob- against + tundere to belabour
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To dull or blunt, especially sensation or pain.
Other words from obtundob•tund′ent adj.
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